Ogie Alcasid (in photo) will be tapped as one of the judges for the upcoming reality talent search Pinoy Idol. His fellow judges are Wyngard Tracy and Jolina Magdangal. Auditions for potential singers all over the country will begin this Thursday, January 17. Photo: Noel Orsal


The popular reality talent search hits mainstream Philippine TV as GMA-7 Network's much anticipated and much-talked about Pinoy Idol kicks off with its first leg of auditions this month.

In search of talented young Pinoys aged 16 to 28 who dream of a flourishing singing career with the country's best music gurus, Pinoy Idol begins its nationwide auditions this Thursday, January 17, in SM Cagayan de Oro.

Pinoy Idol hopefuls are required to bring a full-body photo and proof of age (birth certificate, etc). Applicants who are 16 to 17 years old must bring a signed parental consent (stating that they have their parents' permission to join the contest). Everybody is required to dress to impress and to come with the confidence and determination to show why they should be the country's Pinoy Idol.

Succeeding Pinoy Idol auditions are scheduled on January 24 in SM Batangas, January 31 in SM Iloilo, February 7 in SM Cebu, February 14 in SM Davao, February 21 in SMX, SM Mall of Asia, February 28 in Stadia Dagupan, March 6 in SM Clark, and March 13 in Naga.

Pinoy Idol will be hosted by Raymond Gutierrez while the judges are Ogie Alcasid, Wyngard Tracy, and Jolina Magdangal. It is bound to be a spectacular showdown of talent among the most promising young singers of the archipelago. Pinoy Idol will premiere on GMA-7 soon!